Our Man in Havana

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Released 1959

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Director:
Carol Reed
Released:
1959
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Our Man in Havana is a 1959 film based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene. Greene also wrote the script for the film, which stars Alec Guinness as Jim Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman based in Havana and the unlikely choice of the British Secret Service to be their inside man in Cuba. Finding his new job as a secret agent absurd (but very lucrative), Wormold invents bogus information about his goings-on to send back to his superiors. Believing the fraught Cuban situation is worsening and that Wormold is growing in importance, his superiors send him additional forces to operate under his command. But as the story gets more complicated, Wormold himself has trouble separating the facts from the fiction. Our Man in Havana is a classic comedy with some very serious undertones, based partly on Greene's own experiences as an unlikely spy in World War II.

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    Alec Guinness

    Alec Guinness

    Jim Wormold

    Burl Ives

    Burl Ives

    Dr. Hasselbacher

    Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Beatrice Severn

    Noel Coward

    Noel Coward

    Hawthorne

    Ernie Kovacs

    Ernie Kovacs

    Captain Segura, the "Red Vulture"

    Ralph Richardson

    Ralph Richardson

    "C"

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